Bill Text: WV HB2190 | 2014 | Regular Session | Introduced
Bill Title: Requiring the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to propose legislative rules concerning concussions
Status: (Introduced) 2014-01-09 - To House Education [HB2190 Detail]
(By Delegates Morgan, Perdue, Ferro, Stephens and Poore)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Education then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18-2-25 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission; and requiring the commission to propose legislative rules concerning concussions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18-2-25 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-25. Authority of county boards to regulate athletic and other extracurricular activities of secondary schools; delegation of authority to West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission; authority of commission; approval of rules and regulations by state board; incorporation; funds; participation by private and parochial schools; rules regarding concussions.
_______________(a) The county boards of education are
_______________(b) The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission
(c) The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission shall promulgate reasonable rules
(d) (1) Notwithstanding the exemption provided in section three, article one, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission shall propose rules for legislative approval under the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, developing the guidelines and other pertinent information and forms to inform and educate coaches, youth athletes and their parents or guardians, or both, of the nature and risk of concussion and head injury, including continuing to play after concussion or head injury. A concussion and head injury information sheet shall be signed and returned by the youth athlete and the athlete's parent or guardian before the youth athlete's initiating practice or competition every year.
_______________(2) A youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from competition at that time.
_______________(3) A youth athlete who has been removed from play may not return to play until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussion and receives written clearance to return to play from that licensed health care provider.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to propose legislative rules concerning concussions.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.